Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays     November 23, 2020

Happy Holidays to Everyone! I would like to write about our end of year Holiday season a little bit. I don’t think we have forgotten the meaning of our Holidays but why or the reason we create them could be voiced or expressed more.

Our Holidays are generally created for the things we do, can do, and those events we believe are divine or holy. We also celebrate people, particularly birthdays, and mothers and fathers. We should always celebrate what we have and look forward to creating and serving better lives and World for everyone. We work for better ways to serve God so as to come to better understand Him and enjoy more of His Kingdom. Our celebrations are meant for Life and God and the work or service we do for them. I have seen this Holiday season grow like no other that I am aware of over the past years and with little interruption.

While Thanksgiving has sort of primarily become a celebration of family gathering for sharing food and memories in America which is good, I also still think of it very much as a celebration of cultures coming together and sharing in bounties as the Pilgrims and Native Americans did. I believe people share a similar belief in God and wish to share their culturally unique food and traditions. We pray for people who do not have many of the blessings of God, of our World, or Life, and try to find ways to create more prosperity and so they can share in the riches. It too often seems perhaps that our work towards these ends is too little but I believe it is only that the task is still great and any and all good works add up and help immensely. Good begets good to those who are willing and able and increases the work and will towards good and prosperity. I give thanks to all those who actually do the work. I am one who has little, but enough, and can do little and put great faith in everyone.

Christmas has grown and is celebrated by more people in the World than ever before in my opinion. This is a testament, in large part, to America’s work and thus it’s reputation and the meaning of Jesus’ Being and teachings. We should be proud of this and the people of the World who have joined the celebration over the years. This is a natural and/or spiritual phenomenon in my opinion and will only continue. I hope to see more inclusion of our cultures in our celebrations as it brings unity to mind and perhaps a want to learn more. I have seen this in many of the World’s decorations for the Holidays. But, I believe, we should maintain the richness of our own cultures as well.

The end of our calendar year seems a natural time to reflect on our progress towards God’s Kingdom, our Lives, give thanks for it, and plan for the next. It is a renewing and a thanking and a prayer all in one. A time to feast and rest. And we wish good things for everyone. Happy Holidays!